THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES JAMES H. PIPKIN, JR. FOR THE PERSONAL RANK OF AMBASSADOR
The President today accorded the personal rank of Ambassador to James H. Pipkin, Jr., of Maryland, in his capacity as Special Negotiator for the U.S.-Canada Pacific Salmon Treaty.
Mr. Pipkin is Counselor to the Secretary of the Interior. He is an attorney who, prior to joining the Interior Department in early 1993, was in private practice in Washington, D.C. for 27 years. Since coming into government, he has played a key role on Pacific Northwest forest issues and has been chief federal negotiator on Everglades restoration. He is co-chair of the interagency working group that is studying how the Administration should implement the principles of ecosystem management in order to achieve both sustainable economic development and sustainable ecosystems.
Mr. Pipkin was named by the Department of State on September 1, 1994 to be U.S. Special Negotiator for Pacific Salmon, and has served in that capacity since that time. He leads the U.S. delegation in negotiations with Canada concerning the salmon treaty. He is also the Acting U.S. Federal Commissioner to the Pacific Salmon Commission.
Mr. Pipkin has degrees from Princeton, Harvard and Oxford Universities and was a law clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court.